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Kerry warns against crackdowns as Nigeria claims Boko Haram leader 'wounded'

Sokoto - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised Nigeria for its recent gains against Boko Haram Islamists but did not confirm military claims that the group's leader Abubakar Shekau has been wounded.

Boko Haram's Shekau 'wounded' in air strike

Lagos - Nigeria's military claimed Tuesday to have seriously injured Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau and killed other commanders in an air strike on the Islamist group's forest stronghold.

Nigeria oil rebels announce conditional ceasefire

Warri - A Nigerian rebel group has announced a conditional ceasefire and agreed to hold talks with the government following months of attacks on key oil and gas facilities that have hammered the economy.

Food aid demand in NE Nigeria could double in a month, says UN

Geneva - The number of people in northeast Nigeria who need food aid could nearly double within a month, as the Boko Haram insurgency and economic pressures intensify suffering, the UN said Friday.

Kerry to travel to Africa, the Gulf on counterterrorism tour

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel next week to Kenya, Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour focused on counterterrorism, the State Department said.

Chibok girls: 'bargaining chip' of Boko Haram insurgency

Lagos - Boko Haram's list of victims -- dead, displaced or abducted -- grows longer by the day. The jihadist group has claimed more than 20,000 deaths, displaced 2.

Nigerian journalist wanted over Chibok girls

Lagos - Nigeria's army said Monday it wants to question three suspects, including a journalist, for allegedly concealing information on the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.

New Boko Haram video 'shows Chibok girls'

Kano - Boko Haram on Sunday released a new video showing at least one of the Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok more than two years ago, and called for its detained fighters to be freed.

Nigeria wrestles with 'suddenly poor' status

Lagos - First it was falling oil prices that plagued Nigeria, then came inflation, power shortages, and a humanitarian crisis in the north."Suddenly, we're a poor country," Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday in Abuja, the nation's capital.

Boko Haram's Shekau vows to fight on in new video

Kano - Boko Haram's shadowy leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video vowing to fight on, shrugging off an apparent split in the hardline jihadist group blamed for thousands of deaths since 2009. "I...

Nigerian army says 11 troops killed in clashes with bandits

Lagos - Eleven Nigerian troops have been killed in clashes with gunrunners and bandits in the violence-wracked north central region, the army said Saturday.

Audio from Boko Haram's elusive chief fuels talk of split

Kano - Boko Haram's elusive leader Abubakar Shekau broke his silence Thursday to insist he was "still around" following reports Islamic State had replaced him, but his message fuelled talk of a split within the jihadist group.

5 Islamists killed as Nigeria army foils Boko Haram attack

Lagos - Five Islamists were killed as Nigerian troops thwarted a Boko Haram attack near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the epicentre of the seven-year insurgency, the army said on Tuesday.

UNICEF resumes aid to NE Nigeria after convoy attack

Lagos - UNICEF will continue to provide assistance to millions of conflict-affected children in northeast Nigeria, despite an attack on its convoy by Boko Haram Islamists, the UN children's agency has said.

UN humanitarian convoy in Nigeria ambushed by Boko Haram

Lagos - A United Nations humanitarian convoy was ambushed by Boko Haram jihadists Thursday in Nigeria's restive northeast, leaving several people wounded, the UN children's agency and the Nigerian army said.

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

New York - Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

No hawking. No trading. Lagos bans street selling

Lagos - Every morning, Mama Biliki prepares small bags of popcorn outside her ramshackle house in Ajegunle, one of Lagos' poorest neighbourhoods, to sell by the roadside for 50 naira each.

UN delivers food to starving displaced by Boko Haram

Kano - The United Nations has made the first food aid delivery to thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram Islamists in the Nigerian town of Banki, where hundreds have starved to death since March, the UN said on Friday.

Pokemon Go: Only for the brave in Lagos

Lagos - It's safe to say Nintendo's hit mobile game Pokemon Go is more suited for playing in the clean, well-lit streets of San Francisco or the impeccably-maintained parks of New York.

Defence contracts 'tainted' by corruption: Nigeria

Abuja - Military procurement deals during the Boko Haram insurgency were "tainted" by corruption, a statement from the Nigerian government on its investigation into misspent security funds said.

Famine possible in parts of Boko Haram-hit Nigeria: experts

Lagos - Some parts of northeast Nigeria that have been devastated by seven years of violence from the Islamist Boko Haram insurgency could be suffering from famine, according to experts monitoring the situation.

Six killed in 'Boko Haram' suicide attack in NE Nigeria

Maiduguri - Six people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Damboa, northeast Nigeria, the army said, in the latest violence to hit the restive region.

Nigerian dies in Italy after hate attack

Rome - A Nigerian migrant was beaten to death in a racist attack by a right-wing football fan in a central Italian town, officials said Wednesday.

'Give Nigeria a chance', Buhari tells militants

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pleaded with militants to "give Nigeria a chance", vowing to keep the country intact despite widespread ethnic and religious divisions that threaten unity.

U.S. warns about possible attacks in Lagos

Lagos - The United States on Tuesday warned of possible attacks against expatriates and foreign visitors in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, during public holidays marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Boko Haram's other human tragedy: Malnutrition

Maiduguri - Halima cries as her mother Yagana lifts her up to be weighed. The one-year-old girl's belly protrudes over legs that are barely more than paper-thin skin and bone.

Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

Kano - Sierra Leone's deputy high commissioner has been snatched in Nigeria, government sources said Friday, the first kidnapping of a diplomat from the west African country in more than half a century.

Lagos shuts churches, mosques over noise

Lagos - Authorities in Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos have shut down dozens of churches, mosques and hotels in a bid cut noise pollution, officials said Thursday.

Boko Haram suicide bomber kills 11 in Cameroon

Yaound - A suicide bombing by a Boko Haram jihadist has killed 11 people in northern Cameroon, a provincial governor said Thursday, warning civilians not to breach special security measures aimed at preventing such attacks.

Foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria released: Company

Port Harcourt - Five foreign construction workers kidnapped last week with two Nigerian colleagues after their vehicle was attacked and driver killed have been released, officials said Monday, with two suffering serious injuries.
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